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15 Best Investment Books
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The 15 Best Investment Books in Order of  Dfficulty

Each investing book in this list is practical and requires thought, plus application to fully benefit.

These are the best investment books that you will continually reference throughout your investing journey.

These investment books are the hidden gems. The top investing books that the majority of investors will never read.

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Why are we so Clueless about the Stock Market?

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A very good book investment book introducing value investing, basic accounting and financial analysis.

The section on valuation and DCF is easy to understand and the detail and clarity of explanations will benefit the first time investor and reader.

F Wall Street
 

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This is a great investing book book to follow Why are we so clueless about the stock market?. It dives into slightly more detailed and complex investing acronyms, concepts and investing ideas.

The author does a fantastic job of making it easy to read and understand.

Economic Moats: The Little Book that Builds Wealth

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This is a quick and easy investment book to help you understand durable competitive advantages - also known as moats.

Read this book to get a good idea of how a business can create, sustain or lose its moat.

The Dhandho Investor
 

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Welcome to the world of "low risk, high return".

This book goes through the Indian "Dhandho" framework which Mohnish Pabrai uses to invest and helped propel himself to guru status.

Highly enjoyable and intriguing read.

The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing

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This book has a little of all the books in the easy category. Understanding and applying what you learn in this book will be the equivalent of building a home on a solid foundation.

The basics are solid and even seasoned investors should read this book to maintain their knowledge.

Financial Statements: A Step-by-Step Guide

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If there is one accounting book that you need for investing, this is it.

Accounting is the language of business and you must develop a good understanding to succeed in investing.

Plus, understand everything in the book and you'll pass any accounting course hands down.

F Wall Street
Economic Moats: The Little Book that Builds Wealth
The Dhandho Investor
The Five Rules for Successful Stock Investing
Financial Statements: Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports

The Investment Checklist

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A big fat book for investors that is chock full of practical advice and checklists.

Every investor should have a checklist to reference when researching, buying and selling stocks.

Full of checklists and questions to think about in your investing.

The Art of Short Selling

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Through numerous case studies, read how a short seller identifies accounting and management flaws in companies.

There is always a wealth of knowledge to gain by reading into a short sellers mind. Although the examples are dated, everything is applicable to today's stocks.

Active Value Investing

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The first half talks about why the market has been moving sideways and goes onto talk about how you can actively pick and manage stocks.

It introduces the QVG (Quality Value Growth) framework using qualitative and quantitative factors to analyze stocks.

The Investment Checklist
The Art of Short Selling
Active Value Investing

You can be a Stock Market Genius!

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A "special situation" is an investment which relies on a catalyst and/or timeframe to realize a profit.

Mergers, arbitrage and bankruptcies are ways to profit from without taking on market risk.

This book will open your eyes to a new world of possible investments.

The Art of Value Investing
 

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Think of this investment book as the value investing manual. Everything you can think of within the topic of value investing is covered here.

The book is also filled with interviews from the best value investing minds to pack quality wisdom and knowledge into your head.

The Most Important Thing Illuminated

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Categorized as difficult because getting a hold of your emotions, investing tendencies and psychology is one of the most difficult battles you will face.

Howard Marks is the authority on behavioral finance. Be honest with yourself as you read and reflect on these words.

 

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The Art of Value Investing
The Most Important Thing Illuminated

Value Investing: Graham to Buffett and Beyond

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Requires a solid understanding of accounting and financial analysis to fully appreciate this book.

The book from front to end is about valuing companies using the Earnings Power Value method.

One of the best investing books on valuation.

Quality of Earnings
 

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Learn how to interpret the financial statements from an investors point of view and learn ways to determine the true quality of earnings instead of relying on the numbers provided by management and Wall Street.

One of the biggest hidden gems that you can read.

Financial Shenanigans
 

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This book is so good that it is used as a text in business school.

Uncover every trick in the book that companies will perform to manipulate and enhance numbers. Now you can catch it before it's too late.

Detailed, thorough and practical. What more could you ask for?

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